African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6688

Full Length Research Paper

Lepidoptera fauna of Yuvacik dam watershed in Kocaeli, Turkey

Vedat BEÅžKARDEÅž
Game and Wildlife Program, Vocational School of Forestry, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey. 
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 06 February 2012
  •  Published: 19 March 2012

Abstract

The aim of this study is to determine Lepidoptera fauna of the Yuvacik Dam Watershed in Kocaeli. The 
study was conducted in 2007 from March to November. 493 specimens were collected from study area.
A total of 119 species belonging to 16 families of Lepidoptera order were identified. Polyommatus 
dorylas [(Den and Schiff, 1775) and Zerynthia cerisy (Godart, 1822)] are considered as Near Threatened 
(NT) category according to IUCN Butterflies Red List Criteria.
Key words: Lepidoptera, Yuvacik, Kocaelis, species, fauna.